Breznica, Žirovnica

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Breznica is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°23′50″N 14°9′13″E / 46.39722°N 14.15361°E / 46.39722; 14.15361Coordinates: 46°23′50″N 14°9′13″E / 46.39722°N 14.15361°E / 46.39722; 14.15361
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Upper Carniola
Municipality Žirovnica
Elevation 545 m (1,788 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 459

Breznica (pronounced [ˈbɾeːznitsa]) is one of ten villages in the Municipality of Žirovnica in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

It is where the municipal administration is based and is also the location of the parish church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The building of the current parish church began in 1819 and its architect was a certain Blasio Zamolo from Gemona, whose signature can be found above the main entrance. The church was extensively renovated in 1993. In front of the church stands a monument to those who fell in World War I designed by the architect Jože Plečnik.

Most of the village has developed on the slopes of the Reber range, leaving open fields towards the south and east. Towards the west the built-up area has extended right to Zabreznica.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Breznica include:


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Bokal, Ljudmila, ed. 2008. Čebelarski terminološki slovar. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU and Lukovica: Čebelarska zveza Slovenije, p. 254.

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